11/05/14 - Wednesday's Topical Currents reviews the history and actions of the Supreme Court of the United States, with noted constitutional attorney Erwin Chemerinsky. He notes that most people consider the Supreme 

  Court an impartial body, imparting learned decisions on key issues. He also notes, however, that Justices are human, and often show bias and political colors. Chemerinsky has written THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT. Hear the discussion Wednesday at 1pm on Topical Currents.

Miami Theatre Center creates, develops and produces programming for audiences of all ages and abilities. 


  For staff member Judy Litt, it's a labor of love.

10/22/14 - Wednesday's  Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” call-in with Fort Lauderdale-based employment attorney Donna Ballman. With wage theft rampant, some employers have moved to shift workers to  “independent contractor” status, to avoid paying employment taxes and-worker comp dues. Most states impose fines for employers guilty of misclassification.

09/19/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Beth Boone of the Miami Light Project  runs down their new season of exciting, cutting-edge events. Film makers, Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson talk about their latest documentary, Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound, premiering on WLRN TV, Sept. 23rd. Norman Van Aken stirs up A Word On Food and our Palm Beach arts calendar features Marilyn Bauer. Catch the conversation and information every Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

Expanded Hours for Tom Ashbrook and “On Point”

Aug 22, 2014

We’re excited to bring one of Public Radio’s most popular programs to WLRN listeners at new times. Starting Monday, September 1, 2014, “On Point” will be heard, live,  Monday through Thursday mornings at 11:00am, in addition to its existing broadcast at 7:00pm weeknights.

Critics and listeners agree that host Tom Ashbrook is one of the brightest, most knowledgeable and able hosts in broadcasting. He brings his years of experience to the microphone each day, as he leads discussions of important issues with newsmakers of the day and invites listeners to join in.  

Creative Commons of Charles Bell's Anatomy of the Brain, c. 1802 / Flickr user Shaheen Lakhan

08/05/14 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents delves into a mother’s heart-wrenching story of her daughter’s suicide…her unimaginable and all-consuming grief, her guilt, and her struggle to find peace. Joan E.

08/04/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents is a rebroadcast with whistle-blower surgeon and Johns Hopkins Professor Dr. Marty Makary.  He’s an international expert on patient safety, who laments the corporatized hospital culture.

07/31/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview  Bill Talbert, President and CEO Greater Miami Convention and Business Bureau and John Kunkel CEO of 50 Eggs group owner of 5 concept restaurants – Yardbird, Khong, Swine, Lounge Bar and Lime.  Miami Spice runs for two months – August and September -  $39 for a 3 course dinner, $23 for lunch. They give us tips on how to navigate the offerings.

07/30/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents looks at the dangers and risks of overexposure to the sun.   Making sun protection a priority as an adult, helps children develop sun-smart behaviors that can last a lifetime.  Parents, teachers and even camp counselors have to model healthy sun habits and act as role models for children. Of course, protection from the sun is essential in summer, but here in South Florida,  it’s important to remember it is also necessary year round.  We visit with Pediatric Dermatologist

07/24/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with HistoryMiami President and CEO, Ramiro Ortiz.  We hear about the upcoming traveling Smithsonian exhibit, American Sabor, Latinos in US popular music.